If there was enough oil to burn for one day, why do we celebrate Hanukkah for eight days?
The potential to sink lower than the animals and rise higher than the angels.
When my late wife was first diagnosed with cancer I found it difficult to believe that everything God does is for the best.
How can finite beings talk about an infinite Creator?
An in-depth exploration of Sukkot and its focus on Jewish particularity and universality.
Exploring the inner depth of the Talmudic tale about a King and his cup of wine.
Exploring the philosophical underpinnings of this misunderstood holiday.
What two drops in the ocean can teach us about God, humanity and how to find lasting love.
A quick Jewish perspective, with no devil and pitch forks.
Channeled properly, even the sharper parts of ourselves can be used for good.
Some revolutionary concepts found in the Torah.
God’s ten basic, yet profound instructions for how to lead a moral life.
My unexpected encounter with Prof. Elie Wiesel gave me a glimpse into his regal soul.
The mitzvot of the Torah enable us to be our true, natural self.
Is a relationship with God worth it? Shavuot supplies the answer.
A Jewish approach to the classical philosophical dilemma.
Exploring the essence of freedom.
The more you believe it, the more you’ll receive it.
God kept His word and took us out of Egypt. That sense of hope has carried us throughout Jewish history.
The commandments are not a burden nor an all-or-nothing system. They are an opportunity and a privilege.
A short animation on mankind’s challenge and limited view of understanding the ways of God.
Learning to see beyond labels and recognize the miraculous in the mundane.
John Lennon articulated the vision. But it takes deeper wisdom to know how to accomplish it.
For the first time in many years, you feel the sensation of being of alive. A songwriter's meditation.
Get rid of childish images of God that stifle your happiness and spiritual growth.
Why Jewish burial is important — for you and the soul of the departed.
Exploring sin, sacrifices and atonement, common themes used by missionaries.
A Jewish teen’s poem goes viral, sending an inspiring Jewish message around the world.
In the terrible, wonderful paradox of the Jew in exile, we are permanently, gratefully, happy. And temporarily, terribly sad.
While Herman Goering was killing Jews, his brother worked tirelessly to save them.
Judge others with the same measuring rod you judge yourself.
We bring it upon ourselves through hubris, self-centeredness and insensitivity to others.
My enthralling discovery that Henry David Thoreau’s ideas have their roots in Jewish consciousness.
Is religion necessary for following societal rules?
We often question God's ways. But given the chance, how would we do things differently?
Like the days of Hanukkah, we are witnessing miracles today.
Why did Judaism pose such a great threat to ancient Greece?
If magic and the occult do exist, why are they so evil?